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Tampa motorcyclist dies in Town ‘N Country crash

Published:   |   Updated: August 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM

A Tampa man was killed this morning when he lost control on a curve in Town ‘N Country.

Deputies say Ralph Taravella, 37, was driving southbound on Anderson Road, near Elmsfield Drive, when he hit a sidewalk before striking a wall.

Taravella, who was wearing a helmet and eye protection, died at the scene, deputies say.

The crash closed a portion of the road for several hours.